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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children, mother claims | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, the shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children without easy access to the internet and who have parents who are not tech-savvy. Squared Online" bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry.

EdTech 163

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children, mother claims | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, the shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children without easy access to the internet and who have parents who are not tech-savvy. Squared Online" bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” This week marked the fourth anniversary of the shootings at the Newton elementary school. Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill says this is the “price of faculty not using LMS.” ” Rather, it’s the price of deciding that “proof” of online education requires the LMS. The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. Via Education Week : “One million high school students from low-income families will receive free internet access under President Barack Obama’s ’ My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for minority males, the White House announced.”